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Art For Art’s Sake

Published On March 23, 2014 | By Richard Bruton | Art For Art's Sake, Comics

Croissant? Toast? all set then…. here comes the art….

Oh yes, it was the Spring equinox this week. This means outside your window right now should look like this 2008 New Yorker cover art by Jean-Jacques Sempé

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And there was even a special Google doodle to mark the occasion, all beautifully done by Eleanor Davies, whose How To Be Happy is a much awaited release from Fantagraphics

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John Riordan has a new Hitsville print out

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Jamie Smart’s on the movie poster charge again…. “EXCLUSIVE! My official poster design for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this’ll be what they put up in movie theatres! So excited you guyzzz”

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Somehow I always miss the excellent CBR feature The Line It Is Drawn, invariably catching it months later when someone links to something on Deviant Art or Tumblr… hence this from last yearAlan Moore on the Muppets by Axel Medellin:

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And from the same feature – Josh Gowdry.

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Jordan Gibson delivers a very cute Superboy with Fleischer logo

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The Spirit #29 cover by Paul Rivoche (Via Comic Blah)

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Pascal Campion:

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Richard Case: Delirium Fins Her Fish:

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Chris Weston with a great Dave Steven’s Rocketeer:

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Bruce Timm – Star Wars warm up sketches:

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Battle on Bespin! – art by Walt Simonson and Tom Palmer (1981) (Mercurial Blonde)

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JLA trophy room illustration by Chris Weston and John Stokes (Bendis)

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Des Taylor:

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The Incredible Hulk #299 (Marvel Comics – September 1984) – Frank Cirocco (Via Gnarly Covers)

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Spider-Man by Scott Morse: (from Marvelmania, who got it from TTRPA from a few years back)

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

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